Hong Kong News

Nonpartisan, Noncommercial, unconstrained.
Saturday, May 25, 2024

Tests ending for secondary students

Tests ending for secondary students

Secondary school students will no longer be required to do Covid rapid tests daily from March 1, but the requirement remains the same for those in primary schools, kindergartens and special schools until March 15, the Education Bureau said.
In a letter to schools, the bureau said it will "review the situation and announce later arrangements in due course."

The bureau said it has been monitoring the development of the epidemic, listening to health experts' opinions and closely communicating with schools on anti-epidemic measures.

According to the bureau, students with financial needs in primary schools, kindergartens and special schools will continue to receive rapid test kits.

Meanwhile, the bureau said that students and teachers on mainland study tours for the Citizen and Social Development subject in April and May can get or renew their mainland travel permits at designated China Travel Services centers on February 26, March 5, 12 and 19.

This came after a separate announcement of arrangements for mainland study tours for students in secondary four and five. The program includes 22 routes to Guangdong for one to three days, starting in April.

A spokesman said responses to the mainland study tours have been positive. "However, certain schools have indicated that some students are unable to make an appointment in time to renew or apply for the home return permit," the spokesman said.

So they have made a one-off special arrangement with China Travel Service to facilitate renewal or new applications for students and teachers, he added.

Considering that most students are required to be accompanied by a parent to apply for the permit and that considerable advance preparation is needed - including ticketing - CTS will open designated centers to handle permit renewals or applications from students and teachers.

These centers are in Sheung Wan on February 26, Kowloon Bay on March 5, Tuen Mun on March 12, and Kwai Chung on March 19.

Students and teachers planning to apply or renew their permit will have to make an appointment on CTS' online system first and submit their basic personal information and booking reference number to their schools.

Upon receipt of the related lists of students and teachers from schools, the bureau will arrange time slots for the permit applications.

"The facilitation service will help schools organize and lead students to take part in the study tours smoothly, enabling principals, teachers and students to gain first-hand experience of the situation of our country, and understand its latest development and achievements," the spokesman said.
Newsletter

Related Articles

Hong Kong News
0:00
0:00
Close
It's always the people with the dirty hands pointing their fingers
Paper straws found to contain long-lasting and potentially toxic chemicals - study
FTX's Bankman-Fried headed for jail after judge revokes bail
Blackrock gets half a trillion dollar deal to rebuild Ukraine
Steve Jobs' Son Launches Venture Capital Firm With $200 Million For Cancer Treatments
Google reshuffles Assistant unit, lays off some staffers, to 'supercharge' products with A.I.
End of Viagra? FDA approved a gel against erectile dysfunction
UK sanctions Russians judges over dual British national Kara-Murza's trial
US restricts visa-free travel for Hungarian passport holders because of security concerns
America's First New Nuclear Reactor in Nearly Seven Years Begins Operations
Southeast Asia moves closer to economic unity with new regional payments system
Political leader from South Africa, Julius Malema, led violent racist chants at a massive rally on Saturday
Today Hunter Biden’s best friend and business associate, Devon Archer, testified that Joe Biden met in Georgetown with Russian Moscow Mayor's Wife Yelena Baturina who later paid Hunter Biden $3.5 million in so called “consulting fees”
'I am not your servant': IndiGo crew member, passenger get into row over airline meal
Singapore Carries Out First Execution of a Woman in Two Decades Amid Capital Punishment Debate
Spanish Citizenship Granted to Iranian chess player who removed hijab
US Senate Republican Mitch McConnell freezes up, leaves press conference
Speaker McCarthy says the United States House of Representatives is getting ready to impeach Joe Biden.
San Francisco car crash
This camera man is a genius
3D ad in front of Burj Khalifa
Next level gaming
BMW driver…
Google testing journalism AI. We are doing it already 2 years, and without Google biased propoganda and manipulated censorship
Unlike illegal imigrants coming by boats - US Citizens Will Need Visa To Travel To Europe in 2024
Musk announces Twitter name and logo change to X.com
The politician and the journalist lost control and started fighting on live broadcast.
The future of sports
Unveiling the Black Hole: The Mysterious Fate of EU's Aid to Ukraine
Farewell to a Music Titan: Tony Bennett, Renowned Jazz and Pop Vocalist, Passes Away at 96
Alarming Behavior Among Florida's Sharks Raises Concerns Over Possible Cocaine Exposure
Transgender Exclusion in Miss Italy Stirs Controversy Amidst Changing Global Beauty Pageant Landscape
Joe Biden admitted, in his own words, that he delivered what he promised in exchange for the $10 million bribe he received from the Ukraine Oil Company.
TikTok Takes On Spotify And Apple, Launches Own Music Service
Global Trend: Using Anti-Fake News Laws as Censorship Tools - A Deep Dive into Tunisia's Scenario
Arresting Putin During South African Visit Would Equate to War Declaration, Asserts President Ramaphosa
Hacktivist Collective Anonymous Launches 'Project Disclosure' to Unearth Information on UFOs and ETIs
Typo sends millions of US military emails to Russian ally Mali
Server Arrested For Theft After Refusing To Pay A Table's $100 Restaurant Bill When They Dined & Dashed
The Changing Face of Europe: How Mass Migration is Reshaping the Political Landscape
China Urges EU to Clarify Strategic Partnership Amid Trade Tensions
The Last Pour: Anchor Brewing, America's Pioneer Craft Brewer, Closes After 127 Years
Democracy not: EU's Digital Commissioner Considers Shutting Down Social Media Platforms Amid Social Unrest
Sarah Silverman and Renowned Authors Lodge Copyright Infringement Case Against OpenAI and Meta
Why Do Tech Executives Support Kennedy Jr.?
The New York Times Announces Closure of its Sports Section in Favor of The Athletic
BBC Anchor Huw Edwards Hospitalized Amid Child Sex Abuse Allegations, Family Confirms
Florida Attorney General requests Meta CEO's testimony on company's platforms' alleged facilitation of illicit activities
The Distorted Mirror of actual approval ratings: Examining the True Threat to Democracy Beyond the Persona of Putin
40,000 child slaves in Congo are forced to work in cobalt mines so we can drive electric cars.
×